VIEWERS OF RTÉ's Comic Relief fundraiser were left in tears when, in between the comedy sketches and musical performances, they were hit with an unexpectedly heartwarming moment.
At the beginning of lockdown, singer Christy Moore called in to a local radio station to sing a stripped-back rendition of his classic song The Voyage, which tells of the importance of sticking together and supporting each other in troubled times-- an apt song for the coronavirus pandemic, as people faced into uncertain and troubling times.
Inspired by the song and its message, and wanting to help raise money for charity through the RTÉ Comic Relief fundraiser, an Irish animation studio got to work and created a stunning short piece about a girl and her grandfather who are separated due to the pandemic.
The animation, from Irish studio Jam Media, looks absolutely gorgeous and expertly tells the story without the need for dialogue, and if its aim was to pull at the heartstrings of the nation and have everyone in floods of tears, well, they succeeded.
I’m NEVER going to recover from that Christy Moore bit 😭 #RTEComicRelief
— Fionnuala (@FionnualaJay) June 26, 2020
— Paul Howard (@AkaPaulHoward) June 26, 2020
That Christy Moore piece was absolutely brilliant. Not ashamed to admit a tear was shed.... #RTEComicRelief
— Anthony Shannon (@AnthonyShannon2) June 26, 2020
You can check out the stunning video of the strong bond between a granddaughter and her grandfather below-- but have the tissues at the ready.
Don't say we didn't warn you.